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March

GEMfest - Newport Coast
Saturday, March 5, 2022
9:00 am to 2:00 pm

GEMfest is more than a conference -- it is a festive celebration where middle school girls can get information and inspiration to take on middle school, high school and the world! GEMfest attendees will hear inspiring keynote speeches, learn about local businesses and non-profit organizations at our marketplace and attend their choice of hands-on workshops teaching skills for success such as public speaking, finding your drive, coding or self defense

GEMfest is for Middle school girls in grades 6 through 8 who want to meet like-minded peers, connect with high school students who just get it, and learn from inspiring and approachable female mentors to develop healthy habits for life.

LOCATION:
Sage Hill School
20402 Newport Coast Drive
Newport Coast, CA

El Presidente Ball - San Juan Capistrano
Saturday March 5, 2022
6 -10 pm

Journey back to the late 1800s of early California and let the Fiesta Association show you how "the West was fun" at this western style dinner dance.

Enjoy some great food and old-fashioned fun while dancing under the stars (weather permitting) to live country-western style music.

LOCATION:
El Adobe de Capistrano
31891 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano

INFORMATION:
949-615-1920

Festival of Whales - Dana Point
March 5 and 6, 2022

The annual Dana Point Festival of Whales celebrates the return of the once-endangered California Gray Whale with a leviathan-size event. In addition to whale watching at the height of whale watching season, festival includes a kick-off parade, Sand Sculpting, Ocean Awareness Day, musical entertainment, on-the-water Concert, Whale of a Block Party, Art Shows, Pancake Breakfast, BBQs, Kids Interpretive Crafts, Classic Car Exhibits, Lectures/Seminars at multiple venues including the Ocean Institute, Historic Walking Tours, Paddling Events, Sailing/Rowing/Kayak/SUP Demos, plus much more!

LOCATION:
Dana Point Harbor

Festival Info:
949-472-7888 or 1-888-440-4309

Dana Wharf Whale Watching Cruises!

Dana Wharf Whale Watching is offering special cruises during this event! Buy tickets online at www.danawharf.com or call (949) 496-5794 for more information!

Arts & Crafts Show - Huntington
Sundays, March 5, 16 & 20, 2022
10 am - 4 pm

Come out and shop over 50 unique, hand picked artisans and crafters as they showcase their latest designs, collections, products and one-of-a-kinds! Successful crafters, Justin & Ryan Clayton-Palmer @TheBottleArtCompany have created a new take on an old tradition.

FREE Admission & Parking. Presented by RC Palmer & Co.

LOCATION:
Old World Village
7561 Center Ave.
Huntington Beach

Swallows Day Fiesta Grande - San Juan Capistrano
Wednesday, March 9, 2022
6-9 pm

This night of Old West entertainment consists of four contests are rolled into one! Best Dressed Old West Man, Best Dressed Old West Woman, Best Belt Buckle, and the Hairiest Man (best moustache and/or beard). So don your finest Old West outfit, belt buckle or facial hair! and enter one or more of the contests. There is a $5 entry fee (pay when you arrive) per category for each contestant entered.

For the more timid, spectators are always welcome at the hilarious Fiesta Grandé.

LOCATION:
Swallow's Inn
31786 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano

INFORMATION
949-615-1920

Swallows Day Parade & Mercado - San Juan Capistrano
March 12, 2022

The Parade takes place in down-town San Juan Capistrano. This is the nation's largest non-motorized parade. It is totally organized and presented by the San Juan Capistrano Fiesta Association. Arrive early; most street closures are by 10.00 a.m. The parade begins promptly at 11 am.

The Mercado is a Street Fair and Market Place where you can eat, drink, and shop at over 100 booths. It is THE place to be after the parade! Listen and dance to the music of The Working Cowboy Band, a traditional country music band.

LOCATION:
Dowtown San Juan Capistrano

INFORMATION
949-615-1920

Irish Fest @ Old World Village - Huntington Beach
March 12-19, 2022

Come down to the The Biergarten in Old World Huntington Beach for great food, drinks, and live music! During Irish Fest, Corned Beef & Cabbage and Irish Stew will be served at the Biergarten!

LOCATION:
Old World Village
7561 Center Ave.
Huntington Beach

Stem Cell Therapy for Longevity Masterclass - Online Event
March 18, 2022
1 - 2 pm

With our current scientific knowledge about stem cells, it is now feasible to delay aging and improve both your health span and your life span. Stem cell therapy along with other new anti-aging treatments can create a comprehensive shield that can result in protection from the body's aging process. As we age, our bodies undergo increased wear on the body's natural stem cells which increases cellular damage that can accelerate the natural aging process. By introducing youthful stem cells into the human body, we can rejuvenate your existing cells and in some cases, we can reverse the damage done over the years. Dr. Adrian de la Torre is a stem cell expert who has worked with patients and produced amazing results. In this masterclass, he will unlock the secrets to youthful aging through the use of stem cells.

In this Masterclass, you will discover:
• History of Stem Cells
• Clinical trials for Stem Cells
• How Stem Cell Therapy works
• What therapeutic conditions respond favorably
• How Stem Cells can reduce age related disorders

INFORMATION / TICKETS:
click here for tickets and more information

Knott’s Boysenberry Festival - Buena Park
March 18 - April 24, 2022

The Knott's Boysenberry Festival is our annual food-inspired event that celebrates the park's historic roots by highlighting the little berry that started it all, the boysenberry. Indulge in a tantalizing lineup of dishes ranging from savory foods with a boysenberry twist to one-of-a-kind specialty desserts and drinks that you can only find at Knott's Berry Farm during this limited-time food festival. In addition to the numerous food and drink offerings, the Knott's Boysenberry Festival offers a wide selection of local crafters, live music, musical stage shows, and fun activities for guests of all ages to enjoy.

LOCATION:
Knott's Berry Farm
8039 Beach Boulevard
Buena Park

Weekend of Art - Los Alamitos
March 18-19, 2022

A 2 day visual and performing arts exhibition. Local artists to join us by submitting one to three works of art in the exhibition. Saturday will also include an arts & crafts vendor fair. We encourage all artists to participate in the exhibition as well as a vendor in the arts & crafts fair.

LOCATION:
Los Alamitos Community Center
10911 Oak St
Los Alamitos, CA

All-New Mazda CX-50 Sneak Peek - Tustin
Saturday, March 19, 2022
1-5 pm

Get an exclusive Sneak Peek at the all-new Mazda CX-50 at Tustin Mazda!

Tustin Mazda is super excited the new rugged and aggressive looking Mazda CX-50 will exclusively be at Patterson’s Tustin Mazda on March 19th, 2022. We are so excited we are throwing a bit of a party, food, refreshments, and prizes for all of our guests to check out this game changing Mazda CX-50!

LOCATION:
Tustin Mazda
28 Auto Center Drive
Tustin, CA 92782

Annual Multicultural Fair at Sage Hill School
March 19, 2022

This colorful, fun-filled event showcases and celebrates Sage Hill school's--and the community's--amazing cultural diversity. Taste home-cooked delicacies from virtually every nation represented at Sage Hill; enjoy non-stop musical and dance performances; bid on tantalizing baskets of themed goodies; browse the ethnic bazaar; and plenty of entertainment for the kids.

LOCATION:
Wilkins Town Square
Sage Hill School
20402 Newport Coast Drive
Newport Coast, CA

Family Art Festival - Buena Park
March 19, 2022

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Family Art Fest provides a wonderful opportunity for parents and children to enjoy a day discovering the arts together. Hands-on art activities for all ages, live entertainment, and much more provides a delightful celebration of the rich cultural traditions that thrive in our own backyards! Free event

Location:
Smith-Murphy Park
5290 Cameron Drive
Buena Park, Ca

INFORMATION:
(714)562-3860

Saint Joseph's Day at the Mission
March 19, 2022

Live mariachi music, community presentations, Special Guest "Swallows Speakers", Mission Basilica School performances, ringing of the historic bells and History of St. Joseph's Day and Swallows Legend

Location:
Mission San Juan Capistranl (online for 2021)
Ortega Hwy

INFORMATION:
949-234-1300

All-New Mazda CX-50 Sneak Peek - Huntington Beach
Sunday, March 20, 2022
1-5 pm

Get an exclusive Sneak Peek at the all-new Mazda CX-50 at Huntington Beach Mazda! Food, Refreshments, and Raffle Prizes!

Huntington Beach Mazda is super excited the new rugged and aggressive looking Mazda CX-50 will exclusively be at Patterson’s Huntington Beach Mazda on March 20th, 2022. We are so excited we are throwing a bit of a party with food, refreshments, and prizes for all of our guests to check out this game changing Mazda CX-50!

LOCATION:
Huntington Beach Mazda
16800 Beach Blvd

Huntington Beach, CA

School Readiness Fair : Learn Succeed Grow - Irvine
March 26, 2022

Did you know that 47% of Orange County children are NOT ready for Kindergarten, regardless of income? Which is why we want to connect families with resources, experts, and support. We also know that these last couple of years have left parents without support systems, like-minded cohorts, and community. The School Readiness Fair was designed to help all attendees “Learn Succeed Grow” – parents and children alike. So join us for this fun-filled event designed to connect and support families of all kinds!

Connect with experts regarding: Community & support, Healthy development & milestones, Literacy, creativity, math, & S.T.E.M, Speech & language, Dental, hearing, vision. Free to attend

LOCATION:
Pretend City
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618

Bockbierfest - Anaheim
Saturday, March 26, 2022

Every spring, the Phoenix Club and local beer lovers, gather to celebrate the arrival of Bockbier, a traditional Bavarian beer that is dark in color and relatively high in alcohol content. All are invited to join in at this lively event, where Bockbier flows and the Express Band entertains. Event includes live music by the Express Band, folk dancing and classic German food.

LOCATION:
The Phoenix Club
1340 S. Sanderson Avenue
Anaheim, California

Laguna Beach Music Festival - Laguna Beach
March 28 - April 3, 2022

An annual multi-day celebration featuring outstanding classical and contemporary concerts in intimate spaces, community outreach programs and dynamic special events.

The 19th annual Festival will be held March 24-28, 2021, in Laguna Beach featuring pianist and composer Conrad Tao as Festival Artistic Director, in collaboration with other artists. The Laguna Beach Music Festival is committed to offering free outreach events for students, seniors and the community-at-large.

LOCATION:
Laguna Beach
- check site for venues

Parenting OC's Annual Summer Opportunities Jamboree - Santa Ana
Nothing scheduled yet for 2022

Parenting OC returns to Discovery Cube for its annual Kids’ Summer Opportunities Jamboree event.

This year, Jamboree will have special guests, games and many new exhibitors featuring family travel destination spots, summer camps, and school information.

LOCATION:
Discovery Cube Science Center
2500 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA, 92705

Annual Irish Festival on the Green - Mission Viejo
Cancelled in 2021, check back for 2022 information

There will be plenty to do for all ages: OC favorite Cillian’s Bridge will be on the stage, OC Herding, BFOC Irish Dance, inflatables for the kids, Euro Bungee, dart and axe throws, free crafts and games, face painting and so much more. Food, beer and drinks are available for purchase. There will be a judged Irish costume contest at 2pm sharp. Admission is free!!

LOCATION:
Village Green
24932 Veterans Way
Mission Viejo, CA

Cherry Blossom Festival
Cancelled for 2022

A FREE day of fun for the whole family filled with Japanese food, music, dance, cultural performances, and games and crafts for the kids. This festival is in support of the over 30 year student exchange relationship Huntington Beach shares with their sister city of Anjo, Japan.

LOCATION:
Central Park Bandstand
7111 Talbert
Huntington Beach

The Muckenthaler Cultural Center Spring Family Arts Night
Nothing scheduled yet for 2022

Join us for our annual Spring Family Arts Night, as we open our art studios for your budding artist to get to see our space and meet some of our on-staff artists. Kids of all ages can come and enjoy as they get their hands dirty trying ceramics, drawing, and painting along with a multitude of other artistic crafts.

LOCATION:
The Muckenthaler Cultural Center
1201 West Malvern Avenue
Fullerton, California 92833

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April

Easter Events

Egg hunts, Easter Brunch, Easter Services and more!

Events detailed by city

Flying Miz Daisy Outdoor Vintage Market - Costa Mesa
Saturday, April 2, 2022
9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Shop Orange County’s premier Outdoor Vintage Market featuring more than 150 vendors offering vintage, antique, repurposed, European, farmhouse, industrial and hand-crafted artisan goods.

Free admission; parking is $10 (credit card only)

LOCATION:
OC Fair & Event Center – Lot I
Costa Mesa, CA

Kidstock: Family Music and Arts Festival - Irvine
April 4-15, 2022

Get ready to rock, roll, sway, sing, and bop! Because this month we’re bringing back the Kidstock Music & Arts Festival! Enjoy live musical performances throughout the week and explore different musical stylings, instruments, and sounds!

COST: Included with Museum Admission

LOCATION:
Pretend City Children’s Museum
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA

Imaginology - Costa Mesa
Saturday, April 9, 2022

Have you ever wondered how math can help you cook … or what causes a rainbow … or how baby chicks know when to hatch? Set a course full STEAM ahead to OC Fair’s Imaginology, where science, technology, engineering, art and math come alive in the most fun and exciting ways

Each April, OC Fair & Event Center transforms into Imaginology, a free family event produced by OC Fair staff that focuses on S.T.E.A.M. education and hands-on learning

Admission is free. Parking is $10

LOCATION:
Imaginology at the OC Fairgrounds
88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA

Annual 'Gardenfest' - San Clemente
Saturday, April 9, 2022

Hosted by the San Clemente Garden Club. Admission is FREE! Families are welcome.

This years highlights include annual Plant Sale and Garden Flea Market, exhibits demonstrating sustainable practices for your garden, garden related opportunities in our community, Open to the Public 'funky container' and 'floral design' contests, San Clemente Art Association's Garden and Flower Show painting competition, Butterfly Habitat Education and Water Smart Program.

LOCATION:
San Clemente Community Center
Avenida Del Mar at Calle Seville.

Walk MS - Irvine
Sunday, April 10, 2022

Fun, festival-like event including food, drink, entertainment and a 2 mile walk at UCI. The National MS Society's mission is to end the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis. They are currently accepting registrations via, email, mail or over the telephone for this walk.

LOCATION:
Orange County Great Park
6990 Marine Way
Irvine, CA 92618

INFORMATION:
(800) 486-6762

Legends of Motown Komedy Slamm with Dance Party - Westminster
Friday, April 15, 2022
8:00pm – Showtime (doors open at 7:00pm) 9:45 pm – Red-and-White Dance Party (show tickets include dance)

We have a fun way for you to meet new people!

Hosted by Lamont Bonman (TBN’s Comedy Specials) and featuring the following tributes:
• MICHAEL JACKSON - KING OF POP by Rem J
• SUPREMES by the Diamonds
• 4 TOPS by the Seville Band
• TEDDY PENDERGRASS by LA J
• THE TEMPTATIONS by Monty B. Sharpton & The Soultones

With Special Guests, the hilarious GILBERT ESQUIVEL from Latin Kings of Comedy and a special cance performance by QD DANCE CHAMPION.

After-Party RED-AND-WHITE DANCE PARTY is in the beautiful, new QD VENUE. (Red and white attire optional). DJ will play a variety of dance music: Funk, R & B, Salsa, Oldies, Line Dances & More Singles & couples ages 19 to 91 welcome.

LOCATION:
QD VENUE
7724 Garden Grove Blvd
Westminster, CA 92683

INFORMATION / TICKETS:
The dance is included FREE with your show ticket, or you can get a "Dance Only" ticket.
**GENERAL TICKETS (seat, no table) $25 prepaid/$35 at door
**VIP SILVER (seat at table, no dinner): $30 prepaid/$40 at door
**VIP GOLD Table (dinner, seat at table closer to stage) $47 prepaid/$57 at door
**DANCE ONLY 9:45pm-12:30am: $10 prepaid/$15 at door We usually sell out at every event. Get your tickets now. Groups of 20 or more people will get $5 off each PREPAID ticket
714-622-4977 or online

Tickets are non-refundable. Performers subject to change without notice.

Red & White Dance Party - Westminster
Friday, April 15, 2022
9:45pm-12:30am

Singles and couples are welcome. Ages 19 to 91!

Have fun making new friends (ages 19 to 91) at the RED-AND-WHITE DANCE PARTY at the beautiful QD Venue. (Red & White attire is optional.) Popular DJ will be playing a variety of music including: R & B, Funk, 70s music, Salsa, Line Dances & More.

LOCATION:
QD VENUE
7724 Garden Grove Blvd
Westminster, CA 92683

INFORMATION / TICKET OPTIONS:
CALL FOR TICKETS / INFO: 714/622-4977 or online

Dance Only Tickets (9:45pm-12:30): $10 prepaid or $15 at the door

or
FREE DANCE TICKET when you purchase the full show The "Comedy & Motown Tributes" show ticket includes the dance
SHOW & DANCE (8:00pm-12:30):
GENERAL (seat, no table): $25 prepaid or $35 at door
VIP SILVER (table, no dinner): $30 prepaid or $40 at door
VIP GOLD (table with dinner, closer to stage): $47 prepaid or $57 at door
DANCE ONLY (9:45pm - 12:30): $10 prepaid or $15 at door
Tickets are non-refundable. Performers subject to change without notice.

VeggiePalooza and Virtual California Native Plant Sale - Fullerton
April 15-16, 2022

Over 200 varieties of heirloom tomatoes, sweet, mild & hot peppers, and varietal veggies. Check out over 200 varieties of ornamental plants including California natives grown here at the Arboretum! See above to shop Veggiepalooza.

LOCATION:
Fullerton Arboretum
1900 Associated Road
Fullerton

INFORMATION:
(714) 278.3407

Earth Day Events and Activities
April

Volunteer opportunities, hikes, festivals and more!

Earth Day is April 22 (and National Arbor Day is April 30!), but there are many celebrations and events throughout the month of April

LOCATION:
Various locations and dates. Click above for listings

Floral Park Home & Garden Tour - Santa Ana
Saturday, April 23, 2022

Once again the Floral Park Neighborhood, recipient of Neighborhoods USA's "Neighborhood of the Year", will be hosting its annual Home and Garden Tour. Whether experiencing a stroll through the beautiful vintage homes and gardens, searching for treasures at the Antique & Collectables Sale, viewing the Classic Automobile Display, or enjoying a snack at the food and drink concessions, you will surely leave the Floral Park Home & Garden Tour with nostalgic memories of a day well spent.

Spring Citrus Fair - La Habra
April 29 - May 1, 2022

The La Habra Chamber of Commerce will produce its Annual Spring Citrus Fair — full of period charm — showcasing the history of the La Habra Valley.

Event will include entertainment, carnival rides, local food, exhibits & character mascots. Free Admission

LOCATION:
La Habra Boulevard between Euclid and Cypress Streets

Phone:
562-697-1704

Bolsa Chica's Earth Day Festival - Huntington Beach
April 30, 2022

Join the Bolsa Chica Conservancy for some free family fun, as we celebrate our annual Earth Day Festival! The festival will include educational activity booths, tours, food, a bounce house and more! Don' t miss out on the eco-friendly fun!

Sponsored by the Bolsa Chica Conservancy and the Amigos de Bolsa Chica.

LOCATION:
Bolsa Chica Conservancy Interpretive Center
3842 Warner Avenue
Huntington Beach
Public Parking Across the Street from the Interpretive Center

South County Pet Expo - Lake Forest
Saturday, April 30, 2022
10 am - 1 pm

This exciting and informative event, presented by Chairwoman Lisa Bartlett, Orange County Board of Supervisors, OC The Pet Adoption Center OC, and Saddleback Church. This family and pet friendly event will also feature rescue groups with many loving animals available for adoption, fun and exciting canine demonstrations, local vendors providing all manner of pet products and services, food trucks and giveaways.

Free admission, parking and shuttle service.

LOCATION:
Lake Forest Sports Park
28000 Rancho Pkwy
Lake Forest, CA

Festival of Nations - La Palma
Saturday, April 30, 2022
10:30 am (parade start) - 6 pm

La Palma Festival of Nations will celebrate La Palma’s cultural heritage through dancing, performances, and exhibits. Kicking off the event will be a hometown parade marching down Walker Street at 10:30 then continuing with the festival until 6 pm

Following the Parade, the Festival will feature fun attractions for all ages, kids-zone, petting zoo, carnival games, international food trucks, and a beer and wine garden. Throughout the day musical performances and dances will be held at the Central Park Pavilion.

LOCATION:
La Palma Central Park
7821 Walker Street
La Palma, CA

OC MARATHON - Newport Beach
April 30-May 1, 2022

Join thousands of other community-minded runners and walkers at the OC Marathon, beginning at Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa just south of Santa Barbara Drive. Pledges to benefit eleven local children's charities through Run for Orange County Kids (ROCK).

INFORMATION:
(949) 222-3327

Caspers Adventure Day - San Juan Capistrano
check back for 2022 information

Spend a fun-filled day with family and friends under the sycamore trees while learning about Caspers Wilderness Park’s natural and cultural history at Adventure Day! The event will feature fun activities for the whole family including exhibits, storytelling, puppet shows, music, food, nature walks, talks and raffles. Come learn about the natural world that we are a part of.

Event and Parking are FREE. Food will be available for purchase from food trucks.

LOCATION:
Caspers Wilderness Park
33401 Ortega Highway
San Juan Capistrano, CA

INFORMATION:
(949) 923-2210

Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival - Dana Point
check back for 2022 information

A weekend filled with craft beer, tasty gourmet tacos, Lucha Libre style wrestling and live music!

This Sabroso festival will feature up to four hours of unlimited craft beer tastings (for those 21+) featuring over 150 craft beers, including some of the best local favorites.

Craft tacos from local restaurants and trucks will be available for purchase all day. Cast your vote for best taco! Top Lucha Libre style wrestling stars from across the globe will take to the ring battling for the title of Sabroso Champion! This event is all ages, children 7 and under free with adult admission

LOCATION:
Doheny State Beach
25300 Harbor Drive
Dana Point, CA 92629

Wild West Steamfest - Santa Ana
check back for 2022 information

Wild West Steam Fest serves to celebrate two worlds merged - The Old West & Steampunk. This concert event which will include a beer garden and vendors, panels, Faro, Tea Dueling Blacksmith, costume contest, gold mining and living history tours

LOCATION:
Heritage Museum of Orange County
3101 W Harvard St
Santa Ana, CA 92704

Celebrate UCI - Annual Open House - Irvine
check back for 2022 information

This spring event features an outdoor Festival, Open House and Car Show. Wayzgoose, UCI's oldest tradition, is a student run festival in Aldrich Park - filled with live entertainment, food, games and rides for UCI and the community. Many offices and services will be open or available with information for everyone especially prospective students. This includes academic program information and sessions; campus, housing and recreation facilities tours; Financial Aid and Admissions; and much more.

Events and Parking are FREE.

LOCATION:
UCI Campus
Irvine

Pet Expo - Costa Mesa
2022 event cancelled until next year

A giant animal entertainment and education festival. It’s the largest pet and pet product expo in the world. Over 1,000 animals will entertain you in stage shows, competitions and demonstrations including dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles, rodents, goats, pigs, llamas, rabbits, miniature horses and more. There will also be pet adoptions, pet products for sale, petting zoo, how-to workshops and advice from animal experts. It is presented by a nonprofit organization to promote responsible pet care. Please do not bring your pets.

LOCATION:
OC Fair & Event Center
88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa

INFORMATION:
800-999-7295

ACES Hot Rod Resurrection Car Show - Huntington Beach
check back for 2022 information

ACES Car Club is once again hosting their annual Aces Hot Rod Resurrection. This event is open to pre ‘65 traditional hot rods, customs & vintage/classic bikes only, and being held at Old World, Huntington Beach, CA. Old World offers a very unique traditional German village backdrop for our unique collection of traditional hot rods and customs, combined with food, drink and live music.

$20 per ride
Spectator’s admission and parking is FREE

LOCATION:
Old World Village
7561 Center Ave.
Huntington Beach

INFORMATION:
For additional information and to RSVP, visit www.acescarclub.com or call 949.547.7269

Doheny Wood - Dana Point
check back for 2022 information

Show is free to woodie owners and spectators. The state beach does have a park entry fee. Over 150 classic wooden cars, surf wagons will be on display.

LOCATION:
Doheny State Beach [south end of park]

INFORMATION:
714 968-9798

Taste of Huntington Beach - Huntington Beach
Will return in 2023

A unique sampling of favorite local restaurants in Huntington Beach, paired with the finest wines in California, all in the name of charity! Proceeds benefit the children's wing of the Huntington Beach Library

LOCATION:
Sports Complex at Talbert and Goldenwest
18100 Goldenwest
Huntington Beach

INFORMATION:
714-375-5023

Legal Networking Forum - Orange

South Coast College is hosting a 2-hour networking mixer to bring legal education, local resources and legal connections to our students and the community. This event is called Legal Networking Forum. This would especially be great for members of your community who may want to go into law or become a Paralegal.

There will be vendors in the legal field or services pertaining to law. This is a free event. Some of our vendors will include Law firms, Private investigators, Legal service companies, Deposition companies, Legal associations, Mediation and Arbitration companies and much more! All of our vendors will be sending email blasts to their communities to invite them to attend. Our Paralegal students will be here to meet the vendors and network with other attendees. And, our Attorneys who instruct the Paralegal Program will be here to answer any questions attendees may have about South Coast College. This is a great way for our legal community to connect.

LOCATION:
South Coast College
2011 W. Chapman Avenue
Orange, California

Annual Street Painting - Arts Alive Festival - Mission Viejo

Artist from all over transform and capture amazing beauty of art using pastel chalk as the medium to blend onto asphalt as their canvases. With each artist's techniques and their enthusiasm for the love of art you can truly experience the metamorphosis around you.

LOCATION:
Norman P. Murray Community Center
24932 Veterans Way at La Paz Rd
Mission Viejo.

INFORMATION:
949-470-8440

Sandcastles on Main - Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach Downtown closes the middle block of Main Street and invites teams to compete in different sandcastle building categories. See who ends up crafting the best sand fortresses!

LOCATION:
Main St & Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach

INFORMATION:
(714) 536-8300

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May

Mother's Day Events

Find fun things to do with mom on Mother's Day throughout Orange Count.

Cruises, brunch and more!

Spring Citrus Fair - La Habra
April 29 - May 1, 2022

The La Habra Chamber of Commerce will produce its Annual Spring Citrus Fair — full of period charm — showcasing the history of the La Habra Valley.

Event will include entertainment, carnival rides, local food, exhibits & character mascots. Free Admission

LOCATION:
La Habra Boulevard between Euclid and Cypress Streets

Phone:
562-697-1704

Fullerton Faux Festival - Fullerton
Sunday, May 1, 2022
6pm

Elton John, the Rolling Stones, and Johnny Cash. Fake Rock Stars for Real Kids!

Brought to you by the Fullerton Rotary Club in conjunction with Friends of Fullerton College Foundation. These music icons will take the Fullerton College Campus Theatre stage one night only.

All proceeds of the Fullerton Faux Festival benefit Fullerton-based charities. These phenomenal artists are also known as Kenny Metcalf (Elton John the Early Years), The Hollywood Stones (Rolling Stones Tribute Band), and Sean Oliu & the Coastline Cowboys (Tribute to Johnny Cash, Live From Folsom).

Ticket: $32.50 students w/ ID, $65 general seating, $100 VIP

LOCATION:
Fullerton College Campus Theatre s
321 East Chapman Avenue
Fullerton, CA

Orange County Food & Wine Festival - Tustin
Sunday, May 1, 2022
1:00pm – 5:00pm

This event features food and wine from top Orange County restaurants and California wineries from Napa, Sonoma, Paso Robles and the Santa Barbara area. You will also find and interesting variety of gifts, products, travel and entertainment items in the silent and live auctions. Fundraisor benefitting young people locally and abroad

LOCATION:
Marconi Automotive Museum
1302 Industrial Dr
Tustin, CA

Farmakis Farms Craft Market - San Juan Capistrano
Saturday, May 14, 2022


Family-owned Christmas tree farm and certified farmers' market located in San Juan Capistrano now offering a monthly craft market!

Crafts, arts, handmade goods and one of a kind items! FREE to attend. Will be held the 2nd Saturday of every month.

LOCATION:
29932 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

INFORMATION:
(949) 364-1270

Orange May Parade - Orange
Saturday, May 7, 2022
10 am

Historic parade brought back in 2019, the Orange May Parade is a hometown procession that brings the community together. The Orange May Parade truly is an all-encompassing community event, with local entities joining in the fun.

LOCATION:
Historic Old Towne Orange
Orange, CA

Annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
San Clemente
May 7, 2022
2-6 pm

The Annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration showcases live entertainment featuring traditional Mariachi’s and Ballet Folklorico to Cumbias, Tex Mex, and Salsa dancers. Community groups will be serving up authentic Mexican food fare and other activities will include a juried Art Contest, Carnival Game booths and a vendor area.

LOCATION:
Max Berg Plaza Park
1100 Calle Puente
San Clemente, CA

INFORMATION:
949-361-8264

Rose Garden Tour
Saturday, May 7, 2022

The Rose Society of Saddleback Mountain (RSSM) sponsors Elegant and Enchanting Garden Tours of four unique and innovative private gardens in south Orange County.

The self guided tour offers visitors magnificent floral and plant displays, garden architecture and ideas for environmentally sound garden practices. RSSM funds Horticulture and Plant Science-related scholarships for college and university students

INFORMATION:
949-837-2141

Open Garden Day - Santa Ana
May 7, 2022

Experience the inviting neighborhoods of West Floral Park and Jack Fisher Park in North Santa Ana. You are invited to stroll through our variety of gardens throughout the day. Tranquil spaces, unique planting ideas and inspiring yard designs are open for your viewing. This one day community event offers an array of activities: lovely gardens to tour, water-wise front yard sidewalk tour, garden expert talks & demonstrations, vintage cars to peruse, a street full of vendors selling unique garden treasures, and gourmet food trucks with plenty of tasty treats. This year marks our 10th Annual Open Garden Day and it is sure to be the best one yet.

LOCATION:
Neighborhoods of West Floral Park and Jack Fisher Park in North Santa Ana

INFORMATION:
714-836-9777

Greek Festival - Anaheim
May 13-15, 2022
12-10 pm

Come and experience the sight, sounds and tastes of Greece. Along with authentic Greek foods and homemade Greek pastries, you will find traditional Greek dancing, an outdoor market place and a Kids Zone with carnival rides, games and other activities for the children.

LOCATION
St. John Greek Orthodox Church
405 North Dale Street
Anaheim

Mariachi Festival - San Juan Capistrano
Saturday, May 14, 2022

The festival will include entertainment "Battle of the Mariachis" and authentic Mexican food. Mariachi performers will compete for cash prizes.

LOCATION:
Mission San Juan Capistrano
El Camino Real/Ortega Hwy

San Juan Capistrano

INFORMATION:
(949) 234-1321

Balboa Island ArtWalk - Balboa
Sunday, May 15, 2022

Over a mile of art and live music!

The Balboa Island Artwalk is the premier showcase for talented local artists and marks the start of Balboa Island's summer season. This fine art show features 100 artists exhibiting paintings, fine jewelry, blown glass, sculpture, and photography. Spectators will enjoy live music throughout the day. Admission is free

LOCATION:
Balboa Island, CA

Crawfish Festival - Fountain Valley
May 20-22, 2022
Fri. 5-11PM, Sat. 2-11PM, Sun. 1-9PM

Fresh live crawfish (MORE TENDER THAN LOBSTERS), flown in daily from Louisiana and prepared true, Louisiana-style with Cajun potatoes, corn on the cob, and tangy remoulade dipping sauce. For over 26 years the Crawfish Festival has become a tradition to over thousands of festival goers annually. Come experience a New Orleans tradition!

New Orleans-style Live Music • Dance Floor • Food Court with New Orleans’s most iconic dishes • French Quarter Bars • Café du Monde-style Fresh Beignets • Karaoke w/Live Band • Cooking Demonstrations • Exclusive VIP Lounge •Free Souvenir E-Photo • Carnival Rides & Games • Magic Illusion Shows • Kids Area • Live Sports Tent AND much more.

LOCATION:
Fountain Valley Sports Park
16400 Brookhurst Street
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
FREE PARKING!

Taste of Brea & Business Expo
Thursday, May 26, 2022
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Brea's Annual Foodie Extravaganza is here! Enjoy a delicious mix of food, drinks, and fun in Brea Downtown.

Come and enjoy dancing to live music with family and friends. Spend this evening strolling the Brea Downton enjoying tasty samples from our local Brea restaurants and beer/wine providers while reveling in the beautiful domain that Brea has to offer.

LOCATION:
Downtown Birch St. promenade

Strawberry Festival - Garden Grove
May 27-30, 2022

The festival is a parade and carnival celebrating the city's strawberry-growing history. Free admission!

LOCATION:
Euclid St & Main St
Garden Grove, CA

INFORMATION:
714-638-0981

Scottish Fest - Costa Mesa
May 28-29, 2022

The event features hundreds of bagpipers and drummers, Scottish and Irish food and vendors, Scottish clans, Highland dancing and traditional Scottish feats of strength like the hammer throw, putting the stone and caber toss. Part of the United Scottish Society, the festival was established in 1932 and was called a Highland Games in the tradition of Scottish heritage.

LOCATION:
OC Fair and Event Center
88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Pretend City Presents: Dino City - Irvine
May 28 - September 2, 2022

Venture to Pretend City this summer for Dinos in The City! Explore engaging interactives with life-like animatronic dinosaurs and exciting educational content. Learn how paleontologists unearth bones, dig in our dinosaur pit, you’ll even be able to take home an etching of several species of dinosaurs!

COST: Included with Museum Admission

LOCATION:
Pretend City Children’s Museum
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA

Memorial Day Events

Monday , May 30, 2022

List of ceremonies throughout Orange County honoring those who served our country.

 

San Clemente Micro-Brew Fest - San Clemente
(Postponed)

Presented by Left Coast Brewing Co., is an exciting event which features Mico-Brews from all over Southern California - Enjoy Micro-Brew sampling, home-made food provided by various non-profit organizations and live entertainment. VIP guests enjoyed tours of the Left Coast Brewery and premier samplings. This Tasting is one you won't want to miss!

LOCATION:
Held at Left Coast Brewing Co.
1245 Puerta Del Sol in San Clemente

Soka University's Annual International Festival - Aliso Viejo
Cancelled for 2022

Enjoy over 700 musicians and dancers performing on three stages and over 250 non-profit, craft and business exhibitors! There will be lots of international food, exhibitors, games and activities, art exhibitions, ceramic sales, a children's play area with Bounce House, student projects --- and much more!

Admission is FREE for everyone! Parking is $10 cash on campus

LOCATION:
Soka University
1 University Drive
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

INFORMATION:
949-480-4081

Rancho Days Fiesta
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Celebrating the history of Saddleback Valley and explore the rich history of Orange County's Ranchos and Native American tribes!

Visitors will experience the past through music, dance, crafts, food and and first-person presentations. Admission is $5 per person ages 3 and over. Under 3 free

LOCATION:
Heritage Hill Historical Park
25151 Serrano Road, Lake Forest
949-923-2230

Like Totally Music Festival - Huntington Beach
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Bringing music, style and memories to the beach! Event features national 1980’s bands. Tons of vendors for shopping. Lots of yummy food trucks and a full bar. Celebrity impersonators, an 80s themed costume contest and so much more!

2 stages & 16 bands on the sand at Huntington State Beach. First round of performers include ABC featuring Martin Fry, Look of Love, Poison Arrow, B-Movie, Nowhere Girl, Animotion, Obsession, Annabella "The Original" Bow Wow Wow, I Want Candy, The All Star Jam featuring: The Reflexx

LOCATION:
Huntington State Beach, On the sand at PCH and Magnolia St
21601 Pacific Coast Hwy
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Silverado Chili Cook-Off & Cinco de Mayo Festival - Silverado
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Cinco de Mayo Festival, Chili Cook-Off, LIVE MUSIC & Entertainment, Artists, Vendors, Family Activities, Petting Zoo, Beer & Wine Cantina, Food & Beverages

LOCATION:
Silverado Community Center Fairgrounds
27641 Silverado Canyon Rd
Silverado, CA

INFORMATION:
714-649-2820

Discovery Cube’s Annual Rocket Launch - Huntington Beach
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Located on campus at The Boeing Company in Huntington Beach, this event is full of hands-on activities for all ages and includes a competition where you’ll design, build and launch your own 2-liter bottle rocket with pressurized air and water. Rockets with the longest “hang time” will be awarded prizes!

Rocket Launch is a free community event available to science, rocket and engineer enthusiasts of all ages.

LOCATION:
The Boeing Company
5301 Bolsa Avenue
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Anaheim Children's Festival - Anaheim
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Fun for the whole family with free arts and crafts, dance lessons and performing arts classes. Over 50 organizations, city departments and more bring art projects to the Park atmosphere and invite the kids to “try art”.

Children’s Festival invites entertainers from throughout Orange County to perform on one of two stages and share the joy of dance, song and more. Cultural dance is shared, kaoroke will be introduced this year, cheerleading and more. Food is available at a nominal cost, art activities are FREE to the participants and include: arts, crafts, dancing lessons, art lessons, plus performing opportunities.

LOCATION:
Pearson Park
Anaheim, CA

Tustin LobsterFest - Tustin
Cancelled for 2022

An afternoon of FUN for the family - enjoy entertainment, games, music and prizes.

The Tustin Lobsterfest is an annual fundraiser event that provides financial support for the programs and services sponsored by the Tustin / Santa Ana Rotary Club. All net proceeds from this event help pay for local Rotary programs throughout Tustin and Santa Ana.

LOCATION:
Peppertree Park – Corner of First and C street
Tustin, CA

Annual Muckenthaler Motorcar Festival - Fullerton
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A One-of-a-kind Automotive Cultural Event. Featuring car rally, motor movies & Concours d'Elegance and Horseless Carriage Tour. Live performances in the outdoor amphitheater by The Pleasure Tones on Saturday and Janet Klein and Her Parlor Boys on Sunday. Proceeds benefit youth arts education and outreach programs.

LOCATION:
Held at Muckenthaler Cultural Center
1201 W. Malvern Ave.

INFORMATION:
714/738-6595

Brewer Brothers Model Kit & Hobby Expo - Huntington Beach
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For Model Kit & Hobby enthusiats, Old World Village will have some great Vendors lined up this year. The Line-Up includes: Multiple Model Kit Vendors (Cars, Ships, Planes, Helicopters, Tanks, and Armored Vehicles), 1/6 scale Figure and Armor Vendors, Toy Soldier Vendors, Miniature Gaming Vendors, Military Book and Decal Vendors, Documentary and Movie DVD Vendors, Die-cast Toy Vendors and so on. Not to be left out…we will also be having our traditional Model Make and Take for first-time Builders to educate and instruct our future Model builders of America.

Tickets are $6 at the door and children under 12 are FREE! Parking is FREE.

LOCATION:
Old World Huntington Beach
7561 Center Ave., #49
Huntington Beach, CA

Santa Ana Zoo's Party for the Planet/ Endangered Species Day - Santa Ana
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Open to the public, Party for the Planet is a fun-filled day that celebrates wildlife while promoting conservation and educating Zoo guests about the different ways they can explore and help protect the environment. The event is FREE for FOSAZ Members and included in the price of general admission.

Throughout the event, Zoo guests can create conservation-friendly crafts and play fun games, as well as learn from hands-on demonstrations and education stations featuring animals, recycling, sustainable living and a variety of special guests including members of the Santa Ana City Water District, Fullerton Arboretum and other community organizations.

LOCATION:
Santa Ana Zoo
1801 E Chestnut Ave
Santa Ana, CA

Doheny Blues Festival - Dana Point
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The Annual Blues Festival is the true kick-off to summer with a weekend filled with music.

The International Food Court at Doheny Blues will have a variety of authentic vendors sampling everything from BBQ Ribs to Cajun Sausage to Vegetarian Pitas. Our Vendor Village is strewn throughout the entire lawn at Sea Terrace Park and consists of 50+ different “storefronts”. Peruse everything from hand-crafted art to hats and merchandise.

LOCATION:
Sea Terrace Park
Dana Point

Dachshund Races / Round-up Rescur - Huntington
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Great Family Fun! Come see these short legged but swift 'wiener dogs' race to the finish line once a month at Old World Village.

Bring your doxies and your whole family for a really fun day! Some of our adoptable doxies will be there for “show and tell”. We will be selling tickets for our amazing raffle as well. Bring your appetite. Bratwurst, German food, and drinks will be available from the BBQ Kitchen in the event area.

LOCATION:
Old World Village
7561 Center Ave.
Huntington Beach

Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Moreno's Restaurant - Orange
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Please join us at Moreno's Restaurant in Orange to celebrate Cinco de Mayo!

Entertainment includes Danzantes Del Sol, Aztec Sun Dancer, Mariachis & Folklorico

LOCATION:
Moreno’s Restaurant
4328 E Chapman
Orange, Ca 92869

INFORMATION:
Make your reservation - 714 639-2181

Taste of Anaheim
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Taste of Anaheim showcases all things Anaheim including restaurants, beer and wine, local art, music, and the business community. This year's Taste of Anaheim is expected to feature fifty of your favorite restaurants, three exciting bands, and more than 5,000 patrons

LOCATION:
Anaheim Gardenwalk
321 W Katella Ave
Anaheim

INFORMATION:
(714) 758-0222

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